Monday, 1 April 2013

Poorly Crafting

Sadly I was recently struck with a horrible chest infection. I'm now thankfully recovering but while I was off work I did a little bit of crafting to pass the time. The theme seems to be rainbows. I made a cover for the arm of our chair which is a little bright but I had fun making it. Thanks to my wonderfully short attention span I haven't gotten round to making he second one.

I decided to have an experiment with learning entrelac crochet. It's a fun technique and I enjoyed learning about it as it's not as easy as I first thought it would be. I think with a little more practice I could make the fabric nice and even but as this was a practice I don't mind that it came out a bit wonky.

While trying to keep myself entertained I came across a pattern browsing Ravelry that I knew my boyfriend would love. Its a Cactaur by Ashley Solley from final fantasy. It knitted up pretty quickly and I loved the look on his face when he saw what I was making for him.

And to carry on with the rainbow theme I whipped up a granny square baby blanket for a craft fair that I went to on Saturday. I'm loving all of the colours in this one. I hope it gets snapped up soon because I'm getting a bit to fond of it.

Sadly I didn't end up selling much at the craft fair. I think business will be much better in the months leading up to Christmas as people will be looking for more of what I have to offer.

I whipped up a rainbow hat as well just to carry on playing with rainbows for a little longer. It's really slouchy.
 And finally, a friend of mine asked if I could make a baby cardigan a his sister has just had a baby boy. I found a pattern on Ravelry called the Jolyon Cardigan by Kathryn Ashley-Wright It knitted up so quicklyas it's in chunky yarn so it will be extra snuggley  I had some difficulty attaching the sleeves but once I figured it out it was fine. I was very proud of myself for doing such a neat button band as I'm usually rubbish at making clothing, but I guess the more practice the better I will get and baby cloths are great for practicing on.



  1. Do you have a knitted elmo pattern, not knitted in the round (because I cant do that!) I cant find one anywhere!

  2. I just crocheted my first stuffed animal I found your Elmo. Pattern was easy to follow turned ou awesome . My grandson is going to love it

  3. pattern for chair arm cover?

  4. Thanks for sharing this great post.This is so nice.